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okay, I gotta ask this since I get the urge all the time: how do folks feel about other folks lifting the code from their websites to use in their own? Dismissive? Flattered? The indignation that comes with having one's hard-coded blood sweat and tears stolen from them?
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disc-content 4 months ago

Depends on the amount. But i think asking for permission is almost always the best route. Most people are happy to share what they've made, as long as you make it your own!

roccie 4 months ago

hasn't happened to me but also there's plenty of freely offered page codes (esp if you look on tumblr) that come with built-in credit to the creator so it seems messed up to just lift indiscriminately

kalechips 4 months ago

I don't care one iota, but my website is sort of duct taped together so i don't know how instructive it would be! I try to make as much free-to-use code available as possible so there's a version of the stuff I do that's actually comprehensible.

kalechips 4 months ago

Also, when it comes down to small chunks of code (and I think most of the time it is just small bits - people who need a whole page precoded are most likely going to use a free one because they have better documentation), I don't think anyone really owns anything lol

jwhighwind 3 months ago

@disc-content: modifying someone's code so it looks at least a little different is what I try to do, just without the asking for permission part, ehehehe.

jwhighwind 3 months ago

@roccie: huh, I didn't know folks on tumblr compiled that kind of stuff. I knew there was always the ability to edit html, but I've found the code on most premade themes complex enough to be near-incomprehensible... I'll have to dig around over there and see what I can find.

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pinery 3 months ago

its good to do it

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